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Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Johnnie Tillmon addressing a Mother's Day March on Washington, ca. 1968 or 1969. George Wiley sits directly behind her, on the left. Ethel Kennedy looks on...

Date: 1971-11 

Description: Poster created by SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), advocating support of prison rebellions, and the abolishment of alleged racist prison terror. Fe...


H. Rap Brown

Date:  date unknown

Description: H. Rap Brown speaks at a podium with a microphone, gesturing with his right hand. Born Hubert Gerold Brown and known later as Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, Brown...


Tom Hayden

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Tom Hayden talking to two African-American women on house steps. The woman in the center is Terry Jefferson (as identified by Hayden).

Date: 1963-05-28 

Description: Civil rights sit-in by John Salter, Joan Trumpauer, and Anne Moody at Woolworth's lunch counter. A crowd of people pours sugar, ketchup and mustard on them...

Date: 1964-08 

Description: Lloyd Barbee poses in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Date: 1964 

Description: A poster with the headline, "I Will Never Turn Back," a quote from a young woman in Mississippi for the Freedom Summer Project in a letter to her mother. B...

Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

Date: 1957-08 ca.

Description: The Little Rock home of Daisy and L.C. Bates, showing their front window after a stone had been thrown through the window. Grates have been placed on this...

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: A telegram to President John F. Kennedy from James Farmer, the National Director of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality). The message reads, "Continued armed...

Date: 1982 

Description: Victory celebration for Eddie Carthan, the black activist mayor of Tchula, Mississippi. Carthan was convicted on charges of robbery and murder in 1981. Thi...

Date: 1957-05 

Description: Members of the Chicago delegation to the Prayer Pilgrimmage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.

Read an overview of this pivotal event in the nation's civil rights era


Description: Threatening note signed "K.K.K." (Ku Klux Klan) with rock and rag that was thrown through Daisy Bates' window in August 1957. The note reads "The next will...

Date: 1963 ca.

Description: Man in a hat and long coat holding a sign opposing desegregation in schools. Possibly in Milwaukee.


Fair Housing March


Description: Marchers carrying signs bearing the names of Milwaukee suburbs during a CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) march for fair housing in Milwaukee. They are pa...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The famous civil rights activist Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. stands in the foreground in the center right. He speaks to a young man and an olde...


Description: Poster showing a priest behind bars above the text "Walking Is A Crime In Alabama!". Other text reads "Demand Federal Protection of Civil Rights". The post...

Date: 1966 ca.

Description: Father Groppi is seated in the back of a police wagon with police officer after being arrested in front of his parish for the second night in a row.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A poster with an image of armed law enforcement officers surrounding a building during an election or voter education meeting. The text reads, "Voters Welc...

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